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The Vikings and Packers will close their regular seasons on Sunday with both teams needing a win.
The Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings will meet in Minnesota to close out the regular season, with both teams very much needing a win. The Packers will be playing for a week off to start the postseason, while the Vikings need a win to assure they make the playoffs at all.
The Packers enter Week 17 at 11-4, and a victory over the Vikings would cement the No. 2 seed in the NFC and a first-round bye. The Vikings are 9-6 this season, and win No. 10 would assure they play during the new year. They could still make the playoffs with a loss, but would need a lot of help.
Aside from playoff implications, Adrian Peterson will be chasing a personal milestone. The Vikings' runner needs 208 yards on the ground to break the NFL's single-season rushing record, currently held by Eric Dickerson. The chances of breaking that record took a big hit in Week 16 when he was held to just 86 yards by the Texans.
With both the Packers and Vikings still very much involved in the playoff picture, this game will have major implications for the rest of the NFC. All of the possible NFC playoff scenarios for this weekend, including those for both the Vikings and Packers can be found here.
4:25 p.m. ET Dec. 30
Mall of America Field, Minneapolis, Minn.
FOx, DirecTV 706
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Sirius XM Radio: 80
Green Bay: WTAQ 1360 AM, WTAQ 97.5 FM, WIXX 101.1 FM
Minnesota: KFAN 100.3 FM